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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Santa Sprees: Fanfare For Tonsils

I've been thinking all day of the joy I experienced last night, listening to married duo Santa Sprees' tenth and latest album, Fanfare For Tonsils. I wrote this relatively long for CNQ screed while I listened, and was blown away by the 34 track album, which I think is around an hour long, give or take.

Experimental psych and noise with a dedication to a pop sensibility and lyrics that are top form surreal poetry that move from warm and fun to distant and sardonic, and points in between, delivered with a laid back, honest and heartbreaking warble. If you're a fan of the old Elephant Six stuff, or psych-pop in general, you'll want to check this out.

A limited to 100 copies CD edition of Fanfare For Tonsils is available on Santa Sprees' Bandcamp page. Each disc comes in a jewel case with a full colour 8-page booklet written and illustrated by one half of the band, Anthony Dolphin.

I won't post that essay I wrote last night, nobody wants to read me bloviate. Instead I'll shut up so you can listen: